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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quick Tip Tuesday: Adhesives

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!  I am quite certain that we all use a variety of adhesives, but I thought I would take the time to describe some of my favourites to you this week.
I absolutely LOVE my Zig 2 Way Glue fine ballpoint pen.  The tip is small and is perfect for adhering little cuts.  However, I also use it for some of my larger cuts as paper can pull off with a little bit of force if I realize I have not positioned the items straight enough for my liking (which happens more often than I care to admit).
Another adhesive that I use all the time is Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive.  This glue dries very quickly and works with paper, metal and plastic.  The glue safe for photos and the tip is fairly fine.  I do find that this glue has no forgiveness though, so be sure you are absolutely certain on the positioning of your papers before adhering them with this glue.
For large bits of paper, I often use Staples' permanent glue tape runner.  The small dispenser fits easily in my hand - and my purse!  When using the glue tape, I can position my paper before pressing it down, and in able to make sure it is in just the right spot before pressing firmly.
I use Zots glue dots for adhering items such as buttons, plastic embellishments, etc. Zots are incredibly adhesive and hold items in place securely.  They also offer a touch of dimension.
I could not live without my Pop Dots.  I have a variety of sizes and love to use Pop Dots on the majority of my cards to raise certain images or letters higher than other elements of my project.
I also use Scotch Matte Finish Magic Tape for adhering ribbon to the backs of my projects.  This way, ribbon can be held in place but the tape is behind the project (I usually taped to the back of the mat which is then adhered to the card base) and unseen.
What adhesives do you use?  I would love to read your recommendations too.
Happy crafting!
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  1. I think I use most of the adhesive you mentioned but I also use:
    Scotch ATG- for large cuts, layouts, and card
    Tombo mono- for small cuts
    Tacky Tape?- don't remember what the red backing tape is called but holds great for boxes
    Scrapbook Adhesive E-Z Runner-Vellum

    Thanks for sharing.

    Simple Creations

  2. I love the Scotch glue too!!! Last time I didn't find it and I freaked. I brought the Scrappy Glue which is good but it dries way too fast and the top is always getting clogged. I love the Glue Dots and the Tacky Tape. TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

  3. My top go to adhesives:
    1. my pink ATG gun
    2. Zig 2-way glue pen
    3. Zip Dry
    4. Score Pal tape
    5. Glue dots, pop dots

  4. i use all the ones you mention plus my glue gun for certain things. It seems I have been using the later more often than not.

  5. oh yea! I have my atg that i am loving too and tombo glue. i have tons of adhesives. I even have some from the dollar store i use as repositionable before using a permanent one sometimes that is.

  6. I love Aleenes tacky glue since it seems to hold about everything and liquid glue gives me a little "wiggle" room for adjustments, but recently I am in love with Helmars Liquid Scrap Dots, which can you give you the dimension for those "tiny" areas ( like tails,beaks..ect ) that is too small for a pop dot!

  7. I use almost all you have mentioned except that I also use my ATG for all that I can! I love it...it holds so well. I even use it for buttons on cards!

  8. I love my ATG gun, too! Especially the fact that it's big so it doesn't get lost in my scrappy mess, LOL!

    My other favorites are mini Glue Dots, Terrifically Tacky tape (that stuff holds anything!),Zig's two-way glue pen, Sakura's Quickie Glue pen (great for teeny tiny items), and foam pop dots.

  9. Thanks for these great tips! I also use tacky tape for putting together bags and boxes. I'd forgotten that! Some of these adhesives I've never heard of before, but will certainly look for them. And thanks to your comments, I've decided to use a gift certificate I've got to purchase an ATG. If so many love it, then I'm sure I will too!

  10. Hi there, I use a lot of different adhesives including the one with the rebate! My favorite is my Xyron and my Zig pens though. I just wanted to tell you how happy I am that I found your blog. It's by far one of the best! Please check out mine and follow if you can. I'd be honored! It's very new. http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/ Thanks again!
    XO ~ Amy Jo


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